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Unread 06-08-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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Help with Steering Wheel "Shimmy" at 35mph

I just bolted on my new wheels and tires after a bunch of mods over the last few days. For some reason my steering wheel has a shimmy between 32 mph and 38 mph whether I'm speeding up or slowing down. As soon as I hit either end of that range it will shimmy and then quickly stop when I am out of that range. Has anyone had a similar experience? I will list all of the work I've done over the last 5 days culminating with the install of the wheels and tires today which is when it showed up. I am adding a skyjacker steering stabilizer and rear extended sway bar links tomorrow, I don't know it the stabilizer will have any effect.

2006 X, 6 speed
Rancho 2.5" coils
Skyjacker Hydro 7000's
OME Track bar relocation bracket
OME Bump stop extensions
JKS 1.25" BL & BMML
BFG 33x12.50 Mud Terrains on M/T Classis II's


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Unread 06-08-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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Without knowing what else you worked on, I'd have to go with a bad balance on the new tires before anything else. Rotate the tires and see if the symptoms change.
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Unread 06-08-2006, 11:18 PM   #3
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I had the same problem after a 3 inch suspension intstall and lived with it for a week. I only had very minor vibes in roughly the same mph range. Well, tonight I decided to install the TC drop and bam, the slight shimmy in the wheel went away. I also had death wobble for the past week and took the spare off the back and put it on the front passenger side, tightened my trac bar and had an alignment. No more DW that GOD!

1). Get an alignment if you didn't
2). Make sure your wheels are 0 - 0 balanced
3). Tighten your track bar to spec and make sure the bushings on it are not worn.
I see you do have a MML. Are you experiencing vibes or just a shimmy?
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